Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Restoran Lucky, Section 17, PJ

I dont think I have uploaded so many blogs in a month before, but that's the advantage of being on holiday, relaxed and thousands of miles away from the hustle and bustle of work. Plus eating loads as well, providing me with plenty of blogging materials! Manchester seems such a long way away at the moment. I dont even want to think that, in less than a week, I would be waking up at 7am again and getting ready to cycle into work in the cold and dark English morning at temperatures well below 10 degrees centigrade!

We went to this place because of its convenience as its just a short walk from my parents place. I have been here before in the past and have always thought that their prices were more than reasonable and tasted above average. Not much have changed!

At first sight, the condition of the place was rather off putting. Look at the state of the chairs..... In the past, I have even had a cat brushing up againt my leg while dining here. Not something I am used to! However, when the food arrived, all was forgiven!

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This sweet and sour pork dish tasted just right, not too sweet nor sour. The veg were crispy and so was the battered pork. Too many restaurants drown this dish with sauce, causing the meat to go soggy very quickly, but they seem to have used just the right amount.

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This kai lan fried with garlic was just ok. I thought they overcooked it slightly and therfore was a bit on the greasy or soggy side. Maybe it was their way of masking the lack of freshness of the veg.

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This steamed pak so kung, however, was the highlight of the evening. We saw them net this fish out of the tank, so it could not be any fresher. It was steamed just right and the sauce was just right too! No "fishiness" in the taste at all and the texture was smooth and juicy and slghtly springy. The only complaint was that there wasn't enough of it! Still, at rm23 for the fish, how can I complain?? I have had fish costing 5 times as much, not tasting half as nice as this!

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I would highly recommend this place to anyone whether you are on a budget or not. I am sure I am not the only person who rate their food highly. Opposite this place is Restoran Wah Cheong, who also do "tai chow" seafood, but Lucky always seem to have teice as many customers.

11 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pak soo kongs tend to come in between 600gm to 1kg..seldom find a big catch..although there was once its was 1.5kg huge!

backstreetgluttons said...

this kind of food in this kind of place cannot go far wrong !

trust the locals to point you here !

JeromeFo 令狐冲 said...

OhGod*
I miss Malaysia Foodz!
Will take note of this
"Restoran Lucky*

ling239 said...

is this the place u mentioned earlier ? same place as the wanton mee ?

Hazza said...

joe,
somehow I find smaller fishes tend to be tastier than bigger ones.

bsg,
indeed! and if food was not that good, I would have thought, well, it was ok for the price!

jeromefo,
I promise u wont be disappoonted! Just dont order hokkien mee from them! Bland! (from my experience a few years ago)

ling,
yes, this is the one, its actually opposite the side of that wantan mee restaurant.

Precious Pea said...

I love bak sou gong too...reasonably priced and tasty. Never been to Lucky for dinner, just breakfast and yes, kinda very dirty place. In fact, don't you find Section 17 area a bit dirty and disorganised? I always get lost in the sea of cars whenever i go to the morning market.

Hazza said...

I agree with that area of section 17 being rather unpleasant. Funnily enough I was just talking about this 2 weeks ago with an old friend who used to live there. Either the traders are not cleaning up after them or town hall not have the resources to clean up the place regularly.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

this is the type of food msia is best for; freshly cooked dishes to ur order. but is this fish like the patin? never heard of pak so kung b4.

sc said...

i used to eat here a few times a month when i was staying at tmn paramount. yes, food's reasonably priced and my fave there is their homemade tofu served 'treasure box' style :)

Hazza said...

terri,
I thought patin and pak so king is the same?

sc,
thats another for me to try next time!

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